07 February 2016

David Cay Johnston: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens Our Liberty

Under the agreement, corporations could challenge federal, state and local laws without court oversight

Economic theory holds that removing trade barriers among nations should increase global wealth. But the proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership that Congress must soon give a straight up-or-down vote threatens our liberties as Americans and is likely to add almost nothing to U.S. economic growth.

I have been a longtime critic of the agreement, especially since WikiLeaks obtained a draft of its intellectual property provisions, showed a clear bias in favor of corporations.


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